On Politics: Trump’s Fed Tirade Could Have Lasting Consequences

Good Friday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.

In response to falling stock prices, President Trump declared that the Federal Reserve “has gone crazy” and “is going wild.” While markets are largely unaffected by the attacks, experts warn that a continued assault on the Fed could have long-lasting consequences. Read the story.

Scrambling to protect their House majority ahead of the midterms, Republicans are abandoning weaker candidates and building a firewall around races they deem winnable. Read the story.

“We don’t like it,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with Fox & Friends of the suspicion that Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, was lured to a Saudi Consulate in Turkey and killed. “I don’t like it. No good.” But he added that relations with the kingdom were “excellent.”

United States lobbyists, financiers, high-tech executives and media figures are confronting the risk of doing business with Saudi Arabia over the allegations that its agents killed Mr. Khashoggi. Read the story.

Prices for the most popular type of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will drop slightly next year in the federal marketplace, after several years of rapid increases.

More than 50,000 Georgia voter registrations were placed on a “pending” list ahead of the state’s…

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